April showers have arrived in Madrona. The sky is pretty grey, but that’s Spring in Seattle. The trees are budding and the peas are up in the garden. It’s time to drink a little wine. So grab that slicker and slide on in to the wine shop. We are pouring Spring Specials all weekend and they are deals you won’t want to miss.
2016 Meadowcroft, Louvau Viognier $15
Was $30 now $15
2015 Chateau Cazal Viel, Saint Chinian Vielles Vignes $15
Was $17 now $15
2012 Tionio, Ribera del Duero $15
Was $25 now $15
2008 Quinta Seara d’ Ordens, Reverva $15
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz
Was $21 now $15
2015 Les Terrasses, Châteauneuf du Pape $30
Was $35 now $30
Sunday we are at it again with a Côte du Rhone White and a Provence Rosé. Perfect for Spring.
2016 Domaine Montmartel Côte du Rhone Blanc $10
75% Viognier, 15% Roussane, 10% Clairette
The Montmartel glows with a golden pear color. The nose is very complex with aromas of grapefruit citrus, honeysuckle, pear, and orange blossom. The palate is lively and bright with pear, apricot, anise, pineapple, and a delightful mineral texture. Organic.
Was $12 now $10
2017 Fabre en Provence Rose $12
45% Black Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 25% Syrah
Vibrant pink, with a slight silver rim in the glass. Aromas of violets rose water, crushed graphite, sea salt, pine and peach. Bright, racy and juicy, with a pleasing, lush mid-palate and a touch of raspberry and sea salt at the finish.
Was $15 now $12
Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2 until the bottles run out and on Sunday, we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5.